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Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, Dance & Bake Sale For Gabriel Huerta Jan. 27

on January 16, 2017 - 10:14am

McQuiston: Baby It's Cold Outside, And Inside Too!

on January 16, 2017 - 10:12am
The Jemez Agency
You know that household heating and cooling systems can stop working at any time. And it's always at a bad time and it's never cheap to fix.
Although you might take them for granted, you probably depend on several major equipment systems to keep your home comfortable. You might assume that your homeowners policy would cover the cost of repairs to these systems should they break down. But the fact is that mechanical breakdown is not a covered cause of loss under most traditional homeowners policies.
Is there anything you can do to adequately

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg Meets With Drug Control Officials In China

on January 16, 2017 - 10:03am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  At the invitation of the China Ministry of Public Security (MPS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg visited China this week to discuss issues of mutual concern and to build on DEA’s existing relationship with Chinese counter-narcotics law enforcement authorities.  
Rosenberg emphasized the increased cooperation between the DEA and the MPS and recognized China’s actions toward combating global synthetic drug trafficking and illicit money laundering.

Los Alamos’ Alex Kirk Signs With Anadolu Efes

on January 16, 2017 - 9:56am

Courtesy image


Alex Kirk of Los Alamos has signed with Anadolu Efes Sports Club, a Turkish professional basketball team based in Istanbul, Turkey. He'll be with the team Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

Anadolu Efes is the most successful club in the history of the Turkish Basketball Super League, having won the league's championship 13 times.

The home of Anadolu Efes S.K. is the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, which has a seating capacity of 12,270 people for basketball games. The club has its own practice facility built in 1982 in the district of Bahçelievler.

Backcountry Film Festival 2017 At Reel Deal Jan. 26

on January 16, 2017 - 9:16am

Jim Hall Of Los Alamos Recounts His March From Selma To Montgomery With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

on January 16, 2017 - 9:05am

As a college student, Jim Hall marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr from Selma to Montgomery. Hall: Here are some of my memories: the warmth of our welcome by local African Americans, the organizational geniuses who, on the fly, fed us and moved us around, and the goodwill by everyone associated with the march. I also remember a few conversations with local whites who often seemed somewhat bewildered, often angry, but sometimes quietly supportive.

On MLK Day, Udall Urges ‘Work Toward Unity’…

on January 16, 2017 - 8:43am

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall sent the following statement in recognition of today’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday:

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an inspiration to our nation and to the world. And now more than ever, we should recommit ourselves to his teachings and legacy.

“Many of us are concerned and about the divides among us that have surfaced. But now is the time to regroup, rejuvenate, and reaffirm the values of Dr. King, and the values upon which our nation was founded.

“He said, 'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Daily Postcard: Welcome To Los Alamos

on January 16, 2017 - 8:14am

Daily Postcard: A worker installs a new welcome banner on Central Avenue recently showing the new county logo. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NCRTD MLK Holiday Schedule And Closures

on January 15, 2017 - 8:35pm


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) schedule and closures Monday, Jan. 16 for the Martin Luther King holiday.

All RTD “Blue Bus” and RTD Chile Line routes will not be in service with the exception of the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe, which will operate on its weekend/holiday schedule; and the 341 TSV Green route to Taos Ski Valley, which will operate on its normal weekday schedule.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free and premium fare-based bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than

Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse Registration Is Jan. 17

on January 15, 2017 - 8:22pm

Registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is Tuesday at the White Rock Branch Library. Courtesy photo


Walk-in registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the multipurpose room of the White Rock Branch Library, 10 Sherwood Blvd.

Students age 9 through high school seniors are welcome. Although there is currently not a separate girls’ program, girls are welcome to play in a coed environment.

A registration form may be obtained during walk-in registration, or can be downloaded at

Practices are

Obituary: Warren Delano Houghteling Jan. 8, 2017

on January 15, 2017 - 7:29pm


Warren Delano Houghteling was someone who didn’t do small talk. He liked passion, honesty, and cared deeply. He had just attained the notable age of fifty when his heart succumbed. He died on Jan 8th, 2017, while he was exercising “the hounds”, enjoying a hike, one of the things he loved to do.

Warren was known for his love of theater, and in another life, he would have been a career actor. Instead he was a teacher, handyman, software developer, and computer programmer. His greatest job, challenge, and achievement was being a father.


Los Alamos Sports Weekly Wrap-up

on January 15, 2017 - 12:22pm
Sports and Outdoors Reporter
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School boys basketball team picked up two big victories last week that should help them when it’s time for the seedings for the Class 5A state basketball tournament. The Hilltoppers beat Class 5A rival Belen High School 52-49 Jan. 6 at Belen, avenging an earlier 44-33 loss to the Eagles Dec. 28 at the Poe Corn tournament in Roswell. One day later, Jan. 7, Los Alamos beat Class 6A Santa Fe High School 55-53 in overtime.

“Those were two great wins for us,” Los Alamos Coach Michael Kluk said.


Santa And His Three Elves Thank Los Alamos Families For 20 Years Of Support

on January 15, 2017 - 12:10pm

‘Santa and his three elves would like to thank all the families who stopped by on Christmas Eve to see the Christmas light display and receive candy canes at the top of Barranca Mesa Hill. I had more kids this year than ever before, which makes it all worthwhile. Santa and this light display have survived for 20 years. The people of Los Alamos have been wonderful. Thanks for all your support. See you all in 2017.’ – Larry Marr. Courtesy photo



Scenes From Heavy Snow Fall In Los Alamos

on January 15, 2017 - 11:11am

Mulani, 10, still loves playing in fresh snow, which fell this morning in Quemazon. The National Weather Service predicts a high today of near 37 with a snow accumulation of up to about 2 inches. Photo by Trisha Ancell

This backyard vistior was spotted this morning in Western Area. Photo by Julie Smith

Scene from this morning's snow fall in Western Area. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ 
Scene from this morning's snow fall in Western Area. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/
Scene from this morning's snow fall in the Mountain View neighborhood.

Classical Music World: Return Of The Violin

on January 15, 2017 - 10:22am
The Return of the Violin poster. Courtesy image
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN, Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

Since the announcement that violin super-star Joshua Bell will be performing here Feb. 3, I have been asked many times how we managed to entice him to come to Los Alamos. This is an artist who definitely does not need to land a gig in the Duane Smith Auditorium to make ends meet. He can play anywhere in the world he wants and does.

The idea to bring Bell here was planted about 3 years ago when I was bowled over by an Israeli documentary about his violin.

Mountain Elementary School Students Explore Big Questions For Science Fair 2017

on January 15, 2017 - 9:17am

Sixth grade students, from left, Yunseo Kim, Violet Henderson and Taylor Kanzleiter hold up the welcome sign at Thursday's Science Fair. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Mountain Elementary 6th grader Marina Naranjo wondered if fingerprints are genetic. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Fourth grader Natalie Crawford asked whether guinea pigs could successfully navigate a maze by sense of smell and memory. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Fifth grader Ryan Sood explored his interest in football by asking whether wearing a glove helps players throw the football

Governor Welcomes International Manufacturer To New Mexico With Up To 175 New Jobs

on January 15, 2017 - 7:46am
BELEN — Gov. Susana Martinez welcomes international manufacturer Keter Plastics to Belen with up to 175 new jobs.
The company will invest $36 million to renovate and expand an existing facility. New Mexico beat out California, Arizona and Nevada for the expansion. The new positions will include manufacturing and production, technicians, engineers, managers and others.
“This is great news for Belen and yet another positive result from fighting to grow and diversify our economy,” Martinez said.

Chicken Teriyaki Serves Up Japanese Cuisine And More In White Rock

on January 15, 2017 - 7:44am
Owner and main cook Nhan T. Nguyen behind the counter at Chicken Teriyaki, open seven days a week on Bonnie View in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Things have been hopping at Chicken Teriyaki since the White Rock restaurant opened its doors Nov. 12. The restaurant, located at 25 Bonnie View Dr. is housed in the former Pizza Hut, which has stood empty for a number of years.

“I saw this place standing empty and decided I would like to open my restaurant there,” owner and main cook Nhan T. Nguyen said.

Athlete Of The Week: Senior Kaitlin Bennett

on January 15, 2017 - 7:34am
Althlete of the Week, swimmer Kaitlen Bennett. Courtesy photo


Sport - Swimming

Favorite subject - Sports medicine

Where do you want to attend school --  I want to attend Northern Arizona University under their honors program and study exercise science.

Kaitlin Bennett lead the Hilltoppers at the Lubbock Swim Invitational Jan. 6-7.

Bennett captured first place in the 50 free (24.79) and the 100 free (54.04), she also helped on the girls medley relay team and the 200 freestyle quartet.

Bennett is ranked among the league leaders in New Mexico High School swimming and

Smart Design With Suzette: Organization

on January 15, 2017 - 7:27am
Organized closet. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

Happy New Year! Many New Year’s resolutions involve getting organized. Disorganization puts tremendous pressure on both the mind and the body. Taking the time to organize your home can lift a great weight off of your shoulders and reduce stress.

But let’s face it, getting organized can be difficult and time consuming. One of the toughest part is getting starting and knowing the process. Here are some tips to help you.

Clear Out Some Clutter

The first step is to get rid of things you don’t need.

Are Planets Like Those In ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Really Out There?

on January 15, 2017 - 7:16am
Stormtroopers in the new Star Wars film ‘Rogue One’ wade through the water of an alien ocean world. NASA scientists believe ocean worlds exist in our own galaxy, along with many other environments. Courtesy/Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM

NASA News:

In the “Star Wars” universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than just science fiction.

Some of the planets discovered around stars in our own galaxy could be very similar to arid Tatooine, watery Scarif and even frozen Hoth, according to NASA scientists.

Boomerang Raises Funds For NMDog Rescue Effort

on January 15, 2017 - 7:09am
Angela Stell, left, receives a check for more than $300 in contributions to NMDog from Boomerang owner Anna Dillane and her rescued companion, Buddha. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Tuesday, Jan. 3 marked a happy reunion for Buddha, the canine companion of Boomerang owner Anna Dillane. Buddha came to the store to see Angela Stell, president and director of NMDOG, who rescued him from a life on the end of a chain five years ago. He hasn’t seen her in five years.

Hubble Provides Interstellar Road Map For Voyagers’ Galactic Trek

on January 15, 2017 - 7:04am
Artist’s rendition of Voyager 1’s View of  the Solar System. NASA

NASA News:

NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system. Along the way, they are measuring the interstellar medium, the mysterious environment between stars. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is providing the road map — by measuring the material along the probes’ trajectories as they move through space.

Pastor Raul Granillo: Getting Eaten By Zombies

on January 15, 2017 - 7:03am

Los Alamos  

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15 (NIV)

Every parent who has more than one child and a video game console has heard phrases like, “Turn around and push X,” or “You’re going the wrong way, the zombies are going to eat you!” Don’t forget the infamous, “Here, let me do it for you!”

It’s funny (or not), but as I listened to my oldest son get frustrated at my youngest daughter, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my brothers and me playing Contra and doing the same thing.

Daily Postcard: Lenticular Clouds Over Sangres

on January 15, 2017 - 6:42am

Daily Postcard: Lenticular cloud formations spotted Tuesday floating over the Sangres de Cristo Mountains. Photo by Elena E Giorgi